Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Art House Café Lecture Series February 19!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery proudly presents its fourth season of the Art House Café Lecture Series!

Join us February 19 at 7pm, as Manon Gaudet presents: 

There is always tea and cakes: 
Negotiating Female Settler and 
Indigenous Identity in the Domestic Sphere

Admission is FREE, RSVP to reserve a seat!

Read about Manon below!

Manon’s talk examines a collection of Plains Indigenous beadwork acquired in Regina, Saskatchewan between 1918 and 1947. The collector, Mary Weekes, was a trained nurse and an author of various magazine articles, adult and children’s books, and short stories on a wide-range of subjects. Concentrating on the domestic space of the home as the site of acquisition, this talk proposes that a consideration of the exchange of female labour can script an alternative narrative of early twentieth century ethnographic collecting.

Manon Gaudet is a second year MA student in Art History at Carleton University. Her thesis interrogates issues of gender, race and settler-colonialism in the Mary Weekes collection of Indigenous beadwork at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. She has previously worked as a summer research assistant in WWII-era provenance at the Smithsonian Institution and spent the past summer interning at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the department of American Decorative Arts.

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